Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

Government announces local road investment

The Government has announced road investment plans including some improvements that the Chamber has lobbied for with partners.

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Stoten Gillam 50th Anniversary

Stoten Gillam

Chamber members, Stoten Gillam Limited recently marked their 50th Anniversary with a celebration at the Old Palace Lodge hotel in Dunstable. 

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PopUp Dunstable

PopUp Dunstable is part of PopUp Britain, a national campaign that supports Britain's most promising retail entrepreneurs by providing access to sought-after High Street spaces so small businesses can trial physical retail without the long-term financial commitment, whilst raising their brand profile and carrying out market research. Four brilliant new businesses will share the space for a fortnight before a new group move in for the next fortnight, and so on until Christmas.

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Catering opportunity

The Incuba is an exciting new build business support and learning centre being opened by Central Bedfordshire College October this year in Dunstable. There are 20 incubation offices for up to 70 staff and four classrooms in addition to meeting rooms and conference space. 

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Poynters Road

As part of the on-going regeneration of the area and improvement to the road network in Dunstable, Bedfordshire Highways will be carrying out essential road works on Poynters Road.

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Wheels2Work

Do you have employees who find it hard to get to work, education or training due to lack of transport or difficulties with public transport? Wheels2Work is a scheme that helps people in the Central Bedfordshire area (focusing on Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Leighton Buzzard) to get a loan for a bike or scooter, allowing them to get to work and get fit.

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Dunstable area group launch

A group aimed at sharing the experiences and concerns of businesses in Dunstable and Houghton Regis was launched at the Holiday Inn Express, Dunstable this week.   Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce held the inaugural meeting of the Dunstable and Houghton Regis Business Group, chaired by Chamber director Richard Cooper of ASA Business Consulting, at the hotel which was recently voted Dunstable Hospitality Venue of the Year 2012.

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Bold policies needed for growth

Commenting on the labour market statistics, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:

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Apprenticeships: Your views

The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network are keen to hear views from employers across Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire about 16-24 Youth Unemployment and how you feel about Apprenticeships.

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